Phoka and Mary met many many years ago - 23 to be exact. She was a grade 9 schoolgirl hopelessly late for school and making a mad dash there, and he was a good looking matriculant. Not bothered by his tardiness, when Phoka saw Mary, he stopped her, under the guise of wanting to know the time. Mary stopped to oblige the young man, taken by his good looks. Phoka then started "singing the songs in his heart" towards her and she enjoyed the performance. The rest, as they say, is history.
They've been married according to custom since 1992, but financial constraints have prevented the couple from having a lavish white wedding. It's been a dream Mary has nurtured for many years, and now Phoka finally has the means to make his wife's dream come true.